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Spring Creek Elementary Update (4/9/21)

Hello Spring Creek Families,


Our first week of hybrid for all K-5 students was wonderful. Students were excited to be in the building and our staff were equally happy to teach in person. Everyone did a great job of learning, practicing, and reviewing our safety protocols and expectations. Additionally, our school online cohorts are connected and continuing to engage with each other, teachers and staff. Needless to say, there was a lot of learning taking place using various platforms this week within our Spring Creek school community!

PTO Update: Spring 2021 Read-a-Thon

For our 2021 Spring Read-a-Thon this year, we're using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It's fun, it's easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don't!


Remember, our 2021 Spring Read-a-Thon is April 19th - May 7th, 2021, so please register now to help our school raise as much as we can for special field trips, visits from special guests, and grants to teachers for promoting good behavior in the classroom:


· Go to http://pledgestar.com/springcreek

· Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

· Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

· Follow the instructions on-screen to register students


When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.

Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help.


Flyers will be sent home with hybrid students as a reminder and online teachers will share reminder notifications with families as well.

Hybrid Updates/Reminders:

Hybrid School Hours – School hours for hybrid are 7:55-12:55. Doors open and supervision begins at 7:40. Students arriving before 7:40 are NOT supervised.


Nut Free Home Lunches – Breakfast and Lunches will be provided for free for all students. Families are welcome to send home lunches if you chooses, but those lunches need to be “Nut Free” (both peanuts and tree nuts) since we are eating in classrooms and cannot have our usual Nut Free Tables in the cafeteria.


Arrival Procedures – The main office entrance/exit and the entrances/exits on each end of the main breezeway are marked with spots along the walkways where student should stand. If a student arrives before the doors open at 7:40, they will wait in their car or stand on a sidewalk spot by their assigned entrance.


Dismissal Procedures – At the end of the day, students will exit the building with their teacher, using their designated entrance/exit doors. Bus riders will walk directly to their bus. Students biking or walking will be dismissed. Students waiting to be picked up will wait with their teacher in the designated areas near the main entrance and flag pole.


Older siblings are allowed to walk to their younger siblings’ pick-up spot at dismissal time.

Important Health Update from our School Nurse:

While conditions in Oregon have improved due to high vaccination rates and mask/social distancing compliance, we are still amidst a global pandemic. All Oregon schools must follow strict guidance for when to send students home and when they may return to campus. If your child is exhibiting ANY primary COVID-19 symptoms not explained by a known chronic condition, they must stay home for a minimum of 10 days OR receive a negative COVID-19 test OR receive a diagnosis from a healthcare provider. Students exhibiting multiple non-primary symptoms may also be sent home at the recommendation of the school nurse.


We ask that you review the 4J guidelines for when to keep your child home from school and when your child can return, found at the link below:


https://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/studentservices/health/stayinghome/


Please call the school directly to report your child’s illness or with any questions. Thank you for your understanding and assistance keeping our Spring Creek community healthy and safe!

Safety Drills

Fire Drill Success -- Today we conducted our first fire drill. Students did an amazing job of following teachers' directions and safely exiting the building. We completed the drill in just 2 minutes and 17 seconds, great job Pandas!


When drills occur at the building, it may temporarily interrupt some of the zoom meetings, particularly during small group instruction time. Similar to today, teachers will simply notify students that they will return shortly after the drill and will carry on with instruction when they return.


We will conduct fire drills monthly and will do one for each cohort each month. We'll also conduct an earthquake drill before the end of the school year.

211INFO Child Care Assistance

211info Child Care provides free, customized referrals to child care providers and strategies for finding quality child care in Oregon.

For information and resources on finding quality child care, click here.

To speak with a Parent Educator about child care resources:

CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155
TEXT keyword “children” or “ninos” to 898211 (TXT211)
EMAIL children@211info.org
HOURS Monday-Friday 7am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-8pm

To search for child care providers online, click here.

Materials can also be downloaded here.

Bilingual staff and interpreters are available to serve families in all languages.

Be Safe, Feel Safe, Bookmark SafeOregon

To help students feel safe and be safe, 4J schools offer the SafeOregon tip line as another way to report any student or school safety concern. The tip line is always open and tips can be submitted either online (https://app.safeoregon.com/), by email (tip@safeoregon.com), text or call (1-844-472-3367), or through the Apple or Android app. Learn more at http://www.safeoregon.com

Spring Creek Elementary

Mission Statement

We strive to develop the social, emotional, and cultural aspects of the whole child while celebrating academic success and providing a comprehensive education for all students.


Vision

To accomplish our mission, we believe in supporting the whole child by providing a safe, inclusive, and caring community. We strive to support lifelong learners, capable of reflection and personal growth. We build strong relationships to foster student success academically, socially and emotionally.